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List of the fees for land grants in North Carolina, including related deposition from John Rice
Rice, John
April 05, 1750
Volume 04, Pages 1127-1129

The Deposition of John Rice Gent taken before James Hasell Esqre Chief Justice of the said Province at New-Bern the 5th day of April 1750.

To the 1st Interrogatory: Not produced.

To the 2nd: That the Governour in the year 1744 as well as he remembers received on a Warrant for every hundred acres therein contained forty shillings old Bills of North Carolina which were equal to four shillings sterling being at Ten for one. That Mr. Edward Griffith being then Secretary to his Excellency received his Fees, that the said Griffith received on every Warrant Twenty shillings Old Bills equal to Two shillings sterling according to the Exchange aforesaid and for affixing the Colony Seal to a Patent 20s equal to 2 shillings sterling. That the Secretary his Deputy or Clerks received for every Warrant and Petition for the same 40s old Bills equal to four shillings sterling and for every Patent five Pounds Old Bills equal to four shillings sterling. That Mr. Alexander McCulloh was then Auditor and receiver for entring every Warrant in his office 20s old Bills equal to 2 shillings sterling and for enroleing and auditing every Patent three pounds Old Bills equal to six

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Shillings sterling. That the Fees received by each and every Officer as aforesaid at the time aforesaid were to the best of his knowledge deemed the proper Fees as being so either in virtue of a Law or Laws Order or Orders of Council or usuage and that there was no other Law then subsisting as he knows of but what from which the List of Fees hereto annexed was taken.

JNo RICE.

State of the Governors and Officers Fees in North Carolina for Warrants for Grants of Land.

GOVERNOURS FEES.
Proclm Mo.
For a Warrant in Proportion to the Quantity for every fifty acres
2
0
For signing a Grant
5
4
GOVERNOR'S SECRETARYS FEES.
For affixing the seal
2
8
KING'S SECRETARY'S AND CLERK OF THE COUNCIL FEES.
Petition and Warrant Recording &c
5
4
Petition and Grant 13 “ 4
16
Recording &c 2 “ 8
AUDITORS FEES.
For Registering the Warrant
2
8
For Registering the Grant
8
ATTORNEY GENERALS FEES.
For examining the Grant if 400 acres or under
4
If above 400 acres
6
8
SURVEYOR GENERALS FEES.
For entring the Warrant in his Books
2
8
For each survey not exceeding 1,000ac
17
For every hundred above 1,000
2

N. B. If the Warrant and Grant are for twice 640 acres the Governours Fee of 5s 4d Secretarys and Clerks of the Councils Fees are double if Treble that quantity of Land the Fees are Treble and so on.

By order of Council in Governour Burrington's time.

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I hereby certify that the above is a True List of Fees as taken by the several Officers of the Crown above mentioned.

N. R.